A whirlwind tour of Greece

The Roaming Parkers are just back from a whirlwind tour of Greece, complete with travel travails, midnight adventures, fabulous food, ancient ruins, beaches, museums, and mountains! Check out some of the places we’ve been and stay tuned for a bunch of blogging about Greece!

Enipeus, the envy of gods

The River Enipeus runs off the slopes of Mount Olympos and north-eastward toward the Aegean. Despite the wrathful curse of Zeus, Enipeus does actually reach the sea through the aid of modern man in the form of Litochoro canal. While we were hiking on Olympos oros, we came across the source of the Enipeus (or close to it). It is, […]

2500 years ago blood poured out

Pain is temporary but Glory is forever – so the saying goes. Some years ago, before I’d ever visited and hiked at the battlefield at Shiloh Tennessee, people had told me that they could feel the spirits of the men who’d died there. I thought that was a bunch of malarkey, just people feeling what they wanted to feel but […]

Piraeus has more than just a port

When we were getting ready to visit Greece, people told us to avoid Piraeus, the suburb of Athens with the country’s largest port. They described it as dingy and seedy and said that there is nothing there except for the port. We were told that the proper procedure for negotiating Piraeus if you wanted to take a ferry from there […]

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